Fund-raising goes swimmingly for teams

Lion President Stuart Lewis and Morpeth Mayor Nic Best with representatives of the swimming teams.
Lion President Stuart Lewis and Morpeth Mayor Nic Best with representatives of the swimming teams.

MORPETH LIONS CLUB

The Riverside Club was the venue for representatives of the 20 teams who took part in the Lions Charity Swim. Morpeth Mayor Nic Best was on hand with Lion President Stuart Lewis to present prizes and cheques.

Lion President Stuart Lewis, Morpeth Mayor Nic Best and the Mermaids, with the Lion Swim trophy for the most sponsorship raised.

Lion President Stuart Lewis, Morpeth Mayor Nic Best and the Mermaids, with the Lion Swim trophy for the most sponsorship raised.

KEVI’s Patrick Booth’s World Challenge Team retained the George Bell Memorial Trophy for the most lengths swum in the allocated 55 minutes, with a new record of 210 lengths, raising money for the Teenage Cancer Trust. The Dick Gee Memorial Trophy for raising the most money was the Mayor’s Mermaids, with £1,000 raised for charity, including the Samaritans.

A total of £3,935 was raised by the 20 teams.

The presentation was compered by Lion Les Brindley, who organised the swim. He thanked all those involved.